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Shawnee County Commissioners' journal [microform]

Creator: Shawnee County (Kan.). Board of Commissioners

Date: 1855-1862

Level of Description: File unit

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: MICROFILM: MS 206.01 (Available thru interlibrary loan to Kansas libraries)

Unit ID: 310127

Space Required/Quantity: 1 partial microfilm reel ; 35 mm.

Title (Main title): Shawnee County Commissioners' journal [microform]

Titles (Other):

  • Shawnee County, KS, Board of Commissioners journal [Microfilm box title]
  • Journal [Portion of title]
  • Shawnee County (Kan.) Board of Commissioners journal
  • Board of Commissioners journal

Part of: Historical Records Survey - Counties.

Administrative History

Administrative History: The Shawnee County Board of Commissioners is a three-person elected body that has overall responsibility for county government, setting policy and performing executive and legislative functions. Commissioners serve four year terms, with two of the three commissioners being elected in the same year, and the other commissioner elected two years later. Commission terms begin the second Monday in January after the election. The Board meets at 9 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the County Commission Chambers located in the Shawnee County Courthouse, Room B-11. The Board of County Commissioners is the only locally elected body which is representative of all citizens of Shawnee County regardless of their residence inside or outside of city boundaries.

Scope and Content

Scope and content: Journals of the earliest proceedings of the Board of Commissioners of Shawnee County, Kan., typically noting who was present at meetings and recording what was discussed regarding local governance.


No Locators Identified


  • MS 206: Shawnee County (Kan.). Board of Commissioners. Shawnee County commissioners' journal 1855-1862

Related Records or Collections

Associated materials: Shawnee County (Kan.). Board of Commissioners. Journals : transcripts, 1862-1878, cf. http://www.kshs.org/archives/191403

Indexes: Indexed completely by: General index for journals, ǂb 1855-1928; Records of Shawnee County, state archives, Kansas Historical Society (Topeka); ǂu http://www.kshs.org/archives/216521


Finding Aid Bibliography: "About the Board of Commissioners," Shawnee County, Kansas website, http://www.snco.us/commission/about.asp (accessed 2 Mar. 2015).

Index Terms


    Shawnee County (Kan.). Board of Commissioners -- Records and correspondence
    Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Kansas
    Historical Records Survey (Kan.)
    Shawnee County (Kan.)
    Business meetings -- Kansas -- Shawnee County
    Corporate minutes -- Kansas -- Shawnee County
    County councils -- Kansas -- Shawnee County -- Records and correspondence
    County government -- Kansas -- Shawnee County -- Records and correspondence

Creators and Contributors

Agency Classification:

    Local Government Records. Board of County Commissioners.
    Federal Agencies. Federal Writers Project.
    Local Government Agencies. Shawnee County. County Offices. Board of Commissioners.

Additional Information for Researchers

Ownership/Custodial Hist.: Transcripts made by the Historical Records Survey project in Kansas from originals in the Shawnee County Court House in Topeka and later microfilmed. Location of original records unknown at the time of microfilming.

Reproduction: Microfilm. Topeka [Kan.] : Kansas State Historical Society, 1963; roll MS 206.01, available for inter-library loan to Kansas libraries.

Holder of originals: State archives, Kansas Historical Society (Topeka).